Europe Jazz Network - Budapest, October 2004

Dear Europe Jazz Network member,We have pleasure in announcing you the third and last annual colloquium and seminary of the Europe Jazz Odyssey, project co-financed by the European Commission in the frame of its program Culture 2000. It will take place in Budapest from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd of October.* 4th Hungarian-Dutch Jazz MeetingThe event will be associated with the 4th Hungarian-Dutch Jazz Meeting and co-financed by the Dutch Jazz Connection and the Europe Jazz Network. Concerts will take place every night from eight o'clock until late at the FONO MUSIC CENTER.* "Improvising Europe - The Dynamic of Jazz and Improvised Musics in Today's Europe"This year's colloquium (on Saturday 2nd) will be dedicated to the theme "Improvising Europe - The Dynamic of Jazz and Improvised Musics in Today's Europe". Rather than focusing exclusively on one question, the different sessions consist of a range of different topics, which grow out of this central reflection. The colloquium shall be made up of a series of panel discussions, drawing on panel members - artists, specialists, journalists, politicians - from throughout Eastern, Central and Western Europe.Panellists will exchange on the role of jazz and more generally on the role of culture, using different topics like historical perspectives across the continent, the function of improvised music and its tools, and European cultural policy. Peter Schulze, the artistic director of the Berlin Jazz Festival, will give us again the favour to do the moderating part of the colloquium. The colloquim and the meeting will be held in English. A simultaneous translation to Hungarian will be organised.* Networking in an enlarged Europe
On Sunday morning, the members of the Europe Jazz Odyssey/ Europe Jazz Network and the Dutch Jazz Connection will invite cultural operators from Eastern- and Central Europe to an open discussion on conditions and practices of networking in an enlarged Europe. Participants are invited to present their work and Lars Thorborg will talk about the functioning of Europe Jazz Network. European Funding programs will be introduced and the possibilities of new artistic projects for new working groups and future applications throughout the continent shall be discussed.
* General Assembly Europe Jazz Network
The Sunday afternoon is reserved for full members of the Europe Jazz Network that will hold its annual General Assembly. To finish off with a highlight, on Sunday evening all guests who stay are invited to join "The Night of the Tenors" in the frame of the Hungarian-Dutch Jazz Meeting at the Fonó MusicCenter.
Kind regards on behalf ofLars Thorborg, president of the Europe Jazz NetworkPaul Gompes, director of the Dutch Jazz ConnectionAnd the members of Europe Jazz OdysseyKatrin OebelEUROPE JAZZ ODYSSEYProject managerc/o Banlieues Bleues49, bd. Marcel-SembatF- 93207 Saint-Denis CedexPhone + 33 (0)1 49 22 10 31Fax + 33 (0)1 49 22 10 11E-mail katrin@banlieuesbleues.orgwww.europejazzodyssey.org